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Texas Gladden: Ballad Legacy

Texas Gladden: Ballad Legacy (Rounder 11661-1800-2)

The Alan Lomax Collection: Portraits
Ballad Legacy
Texas Gladden (1894-1967)

Rounder Records 11661-1800-2 (CD, UK, 2001)

Alan Lomax Collection producers: Anna Lomax Chairetakis and Jeffrey A. Greenberg;
Series editor Matthew Barton;
All songs recorded by Alan Lomax in August 1941 except
Track 37 recorded at the National Folk Festival in Washington, D.C., 1938,
Track 1 and interviews recorded by Alan Lomax in 1946,
Tracks 7, 9, 21, 23 recorded by Moe Ash in 1946,
Tracks 35-36 recorded by Alan Lomax on August 24, 1959;
Sound restauration and mastering producer: Steve Rosenthal;
Mastered by Phil Klum at the Master Cutting Room, New York City;
Notes by John Cohen;
Photos by Alan Lomax;
Art direction and design by J. Sylvester Design, New York City

Musicians

Texas Gladden, vocals;
Hobard Smith, guitar [1], fiddle [1, 29], banjo [23], harmony vocals [23, 31]

Tracks

  1. The Devil and the Farmer's Wife (Roud 160; Child 278; G/D 2:320) (3.30)
  2. One Morning in May (Roud 2; Laws Q26/B1; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680) (3.19)
  3. * Mental Pictures (interview) (1.06)
  4. Mary Hamilton (Roud 79; Child 173; G/D 2:195) (3.49)
  5. * Kind Sir, I See You've Come Again (Roud 361) (1.46)
  6. The Devil's Nine Questions (Roud 161; Child 1) (2.42)
  7. I'm Never to Marry (Roud 466; Laws K17; G/D 6:1244) (2.50)
  8. * My Mother (interview) (1.07)
  9. Rose Connelly (Roud 446; Laws F6) (2.49)
  10. * Been Too Busy Raising Babies (interview) (0.17)
  11. * Hush, Baby, Don't You Cry (Roud 470) (0.42)
  12. The Three Babes (Roud 196; Child 79) (2.29)
  13. * Old Time Love (interview) (1.07)
  14. * Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (4.50)
  15. * Lord Thomas (Roud 4; Child 73; G/D 2:212) (2.24)
  16. * Two Brothers (interview) (1.07)
  17. * The Two Brothers (Roud 38; Child 49) (4.13)
  18. Old Kimball (Roud 456; Laws Q22) (1.55)
  19. * The Scolding Wife (Roud 433; Laws Q6) (2.05)
  20. * My Lovin' Old Husband (Roud 240) (1.40)
  21. The House Carpenter (Roud 14; Child 243; G/D 2:332) (3.07)
  22. * Gypsy Davy (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (1.52)
  23. Poor Ellen Smith (Roud 448; Laws F11) (2.27)
  24. * Songs and Singing (interview) (2.55)
  25. * Ghost Story (spoken) (5.02)

Song fragments

  1. * I Am a Man of Honor (Roud 7124) (0.24)
  2. * Roving Cowboy (Roud 11077) (0.47)
  3. * Dark Island (RoudFS S232529) (0.24)
  4. * The Wreck of the Old '97 (Roud 777; Laws G2) (2.05)
  5. * Always Been a Rambler (Roud 262; Laws P1; G/D 5:1059; Henry H188) (0.33)
  6. * Wild and Reckless Hobo (Roud 699; Laws H2) (1.26)
  7. * Once I Knew a Pretty Fair Miss (RoudFS S247882) (0.39)
  8. * Love's Worse Than Sickness (Roud 3610) (0.50)
  9. * In the Shadow of the Pines (Roud 4289) (0.59)
  1. * Dark Scenes of Winter (Roud 443; Laws H12) (1.50)
  2. * Cold Mountains (Roud 16858) (1.19)
  3. * The Devil and the Farmer's Wife (Roud 160; Child 278; G/D 2:320) (4.19)

Tracks 1, 7, 21, 23 originally released on Disc Records 737 (1948);
* previously unreleased